$96,326
Avg. Salary
$31.35
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$9,591

Bonus

$4,880

Profit Sharing

$20,403

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Account Director is $31.35 per hour.

The average pay for an Account Director is $96,326 per year.

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$14.30
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$63k
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$139k
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MEDIAN $96,326
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MEDIAN: $96,326
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$0$153K
Salary $63,483 - $139,065
Bonus $1,288 - $29,895
Profit Sharing $499 - $15,547
Commission $4,955 - $56,018
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$65,962 - $153,195
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,185
Hourly Data $0$80
Hourly Rate $14.30 - $80.54
Overtime $26.25
Annual Data $0$153K
Bonus $1,288 - $29,895
Commission $4,955 - $56,018
Profit Sharing $499 - $15,547
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$65,962 - $153,195
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 32

Job Description for Account Director

An account director ensures that clients who have account with their business stay satisfied and current with payments. Account directors manage all existing accounts, taking payments and entering them into their system correctly. They send out bills, process payments, and make sure that their clients' accounts are in order. They also must attract new customers by visiting them in person or talking with them on the telephone. Handling paperwork and analyzing reports about competitors is also important, as are filing monthly inventory reports and ensuring that anything needed for the account is readily available.

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Account Director Tasks
  • Develop and manage customer relationships in order to retain existing revenue and attain additional business.
  • Develop department budget.
  • Contact prospective customers by cold calling, premise visits, networking and customer appointments.
  • Approve project timeline and deliverables.
  • Develop sales in the designated target market by identifying new sales opportunities.

Popular Employer Salaries for Account Director


GMR Marketing, LLC, Weber Shandwick, Havas, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc, and Olson are top-notch employers for Account Directors in this area. The biggest paychecks can be found at Level (3) Communications — the median salary there is $135K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Omnicom Group Inc, J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT), and Olson, top-paying firms where Account Directors rake in a massive $125K, $110K, or $98K, respectively.

GMR Marketing, LLC, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc, and Ogilvy Public Relations also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $80K, $82K, and $85K-paychecks on average.

Common Career Paths for Account Director


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For Account Directors, progressing to a Senior Vice President of Marketing role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Senior Vice President of Marketing can earn $191K annually. A Marketing Director role is the most common promotion for Account Directors moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $80K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Account Directors is a Marketing VP position, where earnings are usually $149K.

Account Director Job Listings

Popular Skills for Account Director


Account Directors seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Sales, Business Development, Advertising, and Account Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 9 percent. Those listing Social Media Marketing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Media / Public Relations and Online Marketing also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Account Management also know Strategic Marketing and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Pay by Experience Level for Account Director

Pay by Experience for an Account Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Account Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 169 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Account Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 493 salaries. An experienced Account Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $109,000 based on 490 salaries. An Account Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $123,000 based on 124 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $101,323

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Dallas offers some of the highest pay in the country for Account Directors, 16 percent above the national average. Account Directors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+15 percent), San Francisco (+7 percent), Chicago (+6 percent), and Seattle (+6 percent). Salt Lake City is the lowest-paying area, 20 percent south of the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include San Diego (10 percent lower) and Denver (9 percent lower).

Account Director Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Account Director?

Account Director in Auburn Hills:
"Challenging for career growth."
Pros: The team work.
Cons: Upper management politics

Account Director in New York:
Pros: Autonomy
Cons: Very little room for advancement

Account Director in New York:
"NYC: If You Can Make It Well Here, You Can Make It Well Anywhere."
Pros: Great career opportunities, people who care about doing the job right, good pay to live in an expensive city and get great experience
Cons: The hustle never stops.

Account Director:
Lambert Edwards & Assoc suffers from a lack of professionalism. Lambert's culture is a boy's club, folks are underpaid and overworked, and climbing up the organizational chart is for 'friends of Jeff' only (the CEO). PR should represent diversity. Lambert does not. Barbie and Ken dolls need only apply.

Account Director in Norwalk:
"Clients take priority."
Clients take priority. When they do well, you do well. It's important to proactively accelerate your own career - leverage client relationships and their positive experiences to consistently prove your worth to the company. It's a win-win.

Account Director in New York:
"Endless opportunites."
Pros: You never know who you're going to meet any given day.
Cons: It's a relentless headwind and it can get exhausting.

Account Director in Portland:
"Sell, sell, sell."
Besides managing the client account, biz dev always rears it's head. Need to balance the needs of the client with the reality and P/L of the business.

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Key Stats for Account Director

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 379 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Account Director Salaries

▲21%

▲8%

National Average
$101,000

▼7%

▼27%

Skills That Affect Account Director Salaries

▲6%


▲2%

National Average
$101,000


Strategic Planning
▼2%

Marketing Management
▼2%


Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼3%




New Business Development
▼10%

Online Marketing
▼12%


Social Media Marketing
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 379 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 11%